President Trump’s Pick For NASA Chief Is a Controversial Choice
President Trump’s pick for NASA chief is a controversial choice
The White House announced President Donald Trump’s preferred pick to head NASA on Friday night, but the choice is already proving unpopular, with Florida senators criticizing Trump’s choice.
The man nominated is Oklahoma congressman Jim Bridenstine, who would become the 13th administrator of the national space agency upon Senate approval. The role’s responsibilities include serving as senior space science adviser to the president, leading the agency and managing its resources.
However, Republican senator Marco Rubio and Democrat Bill Nelson, both of Florida, home to NASA’s space center at Cape Canaveral, have criticized the appoinment of someone political and …